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  • Published: 11 Dec 2023

Maintaining Process Equipment - Loss of Containment

Maintaining Process Equipment Loss of Containment
Maintaining Process Equipment Loss of Containment

Description of Incident

A maintenance worker was instructed to reduce bolt a flange join on a heat exchanger shell. This was in the work scope and documented in the work permit.

The worker set up their work area and then commenced work on the wrong heat exchanger shell, which was live.

An operator noticed that work was proceeding on the wrong exchanger shell and instructed the worker to stop.

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